Archive for 'Administration' Category

Updated Zabbix install script as of 6/26/2013

By jbayer - Last updated: Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Here is the latest update to my zabbix installation script.  It now installs Zabbix 2.0.6, along with everything else necessary.  

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Detecting hardware virtualization in Linux

By jbayer - Last updated: Friday, May 10, 2013

For historical reasons, most systems which ship have the virtualization flag turned off.  If you aren’t expecting this, and try to install KVM in a Linux system, you can get unusual errors which don’t necessarily indicate the problem. This script performs a few simple tests to see if virtualization is active or not.  I can’t […]

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Zabbix – Automatic Filesystem Discovery Update

By jbayer - Last updated: Saturday, May 4, 2013

On our systems, we use a standard Linux template.  However, many of our systems have different filesystem layouts, and I didn’t want to have to customize each system as it was installed into Zabbix. I wrote the attached script to solve this problem.  Once the Zabbix client is installed and configured, simply run the attached […]

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Bacula & WeBacula Installation Script

By jbayer - Last updated: Thursday, April 25, 2013

Note:  The script was updated on 5/17/2013 due to a typo. We recently had an issue where we lost 3 drives in a RAID 5 array, causing the entire system to be lost.  Unfortunately, some data was lost due to the hosting service’s backups  not being complete. As a result of this, we decided to […]

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Ganeti 2.6.2

By jbayer - Last updated: Friday, December 21, 2012

RPMs for RHEL6/CentOS6/SL6 are available here:     Also, I’ve uploaded my set of scripts which I wrote and use in administering Ganeti. They are available at: http://code.google.com/p/ganeti-scripts/ I’d appreciate any feedback.  Suggestions, patches, etc are welcome. This is a description of the scripts: The following are additional shell scripts to support the use of […]

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Zabbix install script updated to v1.9

By jbayer - Last updated: Sunday, October 14, 2012

Here is the latest update to my zabbix installation script.  It defaults to Zabbix 2.0.1, but it checks to see what the latest version is and gives you the option to install it, along with everything else necessary. I noticed that when doing an upgrade, that the config files aren’t always updated properly.  In some […]

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Updated Zabbix install script 1.8 (for Zabbix 2.0.1)

By jbayer - Last updated: Thursday, July 12, 2012

Here is the latest update to my zabbix installation script.  It now installs Zabbix 2.0.1, along with everything else necessary. I noticed that when doing an upgrade, that the config files aren’t always updated properly.  In some cases, old files get deleted.  This usually happens when upgrading from an older set of RPMs where the […]

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Disk layout for Zabbix server

By jbayer - Last updated: Monday, June 25, 2012

If you are using my script to install Zabbix, and don’t intend to add anything else to the Zabbix server, then you can partition your disk as follows: Disk Partition Disk Space /boot> 500 meg / 5 gig swap 2x memory (ie.  if 1 gig memory, then 2 gig) /var all remaining disk space Generally […]

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CF-Engine 3 Installation

By jbayer - Last updated: Friday, June 22, 2012

We are starting to use CF-Engine 3.  I didn’t find any RPMs for CentOS that I liked, so I whipped up the attached script to download, compile and install CF-engine 3 for me. This was developed and tested on a CentOS 6.2 system.  It should work on RHEL6, SL6, and probably all the RHEL5 based […]

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Zabbix 2.0.0 Install Script

By jbayer - Last updated: Friday, May 25, 2012

So Zabbix 2.0.0 was recently released.  It has a lot of improvements, and I’ve updated my script to install the new version. Download onto a bare-bones CentOS, Scientific Linux or RHEL install and run it. The script is also now capable of building and installing the Zabbix Proxy.  One thing, the proxy requires a database, […]

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